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Four injured in first Pamplona bull run

At least four people were injured Saturday, including a man who was gored in the leg, during the first bull run of Pamplona’s San Fermin festival in northern Spain, officials said. Three people suffered bruises or cuts to their legs or back in spills, and all four injured runners were…

China to create Tibetan culture theme park just outside Lhasa

Chinese officials have announced plans to build a £3bn Tibetan culture theme park outside Lhasa in three to five years. Authorities see developing tourism as crucial to the economic future of Tibet and have set a goal of attracting 15 million tourists a year by 2015, generating up to 18bn…

U.S court orders Iran to pay $813 million for 1983 Beirut bombing

WASHINGTON — A US federal judge has ordered Iran to pay more than $813 million in damages and interest to the families of 241 US soldiers killed in the 1983 bombing of a Marine barracks in Lebanon. “After this opinion, this court will have issued over $8.8 billion in judgments…

Human rights group attacks Thailand plan to deport pregnant migrant workers

Thai government proposals to deport pregnant migrant workers will heighten discrimination rather than boost the fight against human trafficking, Human Rights Watch said Friday. Thailand’s Labour Ministry recently proposed expelling migrant workers, believing they will receive better care in their own countries. The rights group said the measure was floated…

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un gets new official theme song

Over the past decade or so, the bubblegum pop and kitsch dance routines of South Korean K-pop bands have taken the charts by storm across Asia and Latin America. Across the Korean border to the north, meanwhile, broadcasters are prompting a track somewhat less likely to find international success: a…

U.S. crew sings ‘Miss American Pie’ before launching missile in Afghanistan

A video has surfaced online that appears to show a US helicopter crew singing “Bye-bye Miss American Pie” before blasting a group of Afghan men with a Hellfire missile. The footage comes in the wake of a string of damaging videos and pictures showing US forces in Afghanistan urinating on…

Pena Nieto wins Mexico’s presidential election

Enrique Pena Nieto decisively won Mexico’s presidential election, the electoral office said Friday, issuing final vote results following a demand for a recount by his closest rival. Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who had contested the provisional tally, scored 31.59 percent of the vote, against 38.21 percent for Pena…

UK government raises LGBT pride flag for first time

The government on Friday hoisted the rainbow flag symbolising gay pride over one of its ministries for the first time. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg requested the flag be flown on Whitehall, the central London street that houses several ministries, ahead of the World Pride parade celebrating gay rights in…

Afghanistan working toward a hydroelectric future

Say the word ‘Afghanistan’, and you’ll conjure up a number of associations in your listener’s mind. It’s a safe bet that none of them will include ‘promising haven of renewable energy’. But that’s a pretty fair description of what’s underway in the mountainous north eastern province of Badakhshan – “the…

Pakistan to scan all NATO containers

All containers passing through Pakistan to supply NATO troops in Afghanistan are to be scanned to ensure they do not contain lethal supplies, customs officials said Friday. Islamabad reopened overland routes to NATO convoys earlier this week after closing them in protest at a US air raid that killed 24…

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